I think this is a good mix of textiles and cartography, and makes a really interesting display. Each small circle represents a whole city or town, its a different way or representing a place and a new way of interpreting a map. No matter how small the map used was with the added name of the place it was really clear to know where the little circle represented.
Artist Mary Lum strolls around the city photographing the urban environment—buildings, railings, stairwells, and other architectural details. She then deconstructs these photos and collages them with acrylic paint, creating dynamic, unique spaces for viewers to occupy and explore. At the deCordova Biennial, Lum’s images left me feeling both exhilarated and disoriented, as though I were in a dream where the environment was familiar, yet not quite right. What is fact and what is fiction?